Ne-Yo Speaks Out About Divorce: ‘It’s Not A Sad Thing’

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It was recently revealed that singer Ne-Yo and his wife,  Crystal Smith, were experiencing martial turmoil and that Smith was planning on filling for divorce.  Smith was also posting cryptic messages on her social media that hinted that she was now a single woman while Ne-Yo had been spotted singing lyrics about turning his wedding ring into a pinky ring. So it’s clear that they are parting ways. During a visit to the Private Talk Podcast, the ” So Sick” singer opened up about his pending divorce.

“It’s slowly but surely becoming public knowledge that myself and my wife have decided to go ahead and get a divorce,” the Las Vegas native said. “It’s not a sad thing, it’s more of a us realizing…long story short, I’m never gonna talk bad about her. I’m not that person. There’s nothing bad to say about her. She’s a fantastic woman. She’s the mother of my children and she’s always gonna be that.”

Ne-Yo added that he and Smith have their own personal issues that got in the way of their marriage.

“Long story short, she’s got demons just like everyone else, just like me and we realize our demons don’t mesh and until the both of get ahold of our personal demons, it’s gonna be just difficult for us to stay married,” said Ne-Yo about Crystal. “That’s the end of that chapter, not the end of that book. Like I said, that’s the mother of my kids and I love her to death. We’re gonna be family forever.”

They walked down the aisle back in 2016. They have two children together, Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr. and  Roman Alexander-Raj Smith.

Smith was recently seen hanging out with Ryan Henry of VH1’s Black Ink Crew: Chicago so she looks like she’s focused on moving on.

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